Stuart Woods was an American author who wrote the Will Lee, Stone Barrington, Holly Barker, Ed Eagle and Rick Barron series. He also had written quite a number of standalone novels, although not since 1995. In addition to that, he has a couple of non-fiction books to his credit as well. Woods’ characters tend to appear in eachothers’ series quite commonly.

Stuart passed away in July 2022.

Stuart Woods’ career as a novelist goes all the way back to 1981. Up until his passing, he wrote multiple novels per year. Below is the order of when all of Stuart Woods’ fictional books were originally released:

Publication Order of Stone Barrington Books

New York Dead (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dirt (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dead in the Water (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Swimming to Catalina (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Worst Fears Realized (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L.A. Dead (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cold Paradise (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Short Forever (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dirty Work (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Reckless Abandon (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Two Dollar Bill (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dark Harbor (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fresh Disasters (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shoot Him If He Runs (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hot Mahogany (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Loitering with Intent (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kisser (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lucid Intervals (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Strategic Moves (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bel-Air Dead (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Son of Stone (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
D.C. Dead (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Unnatural Acts (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Severe Clear (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Collateral Damage (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Unintended Consequences (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Doing Hard Time (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Standup Guy (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Carnal Curiosity (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cut and Thrust (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Paris Match (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Insatiable Appetites (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hot Pursuit (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Naked Greed (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Foreign Affairs (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Scandalous Behavior (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Family Jewels (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dishonorable Intentions (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sex, Lies & Serious Money (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Below the Belt (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fast and Loose (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Indecent Exposure (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Quick & Dirty (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Unbound (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shoot First (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Turbulence (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Desperate Measures (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Delicate Touch (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wild Card (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Contraband (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stealth (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Treason (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hit List (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Choppy Water (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shakeup (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hush-Hush (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Double Jeopardy (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Class Act (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Foul Play (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Criminal Mischief (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Safe House (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Black Dog (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Distant Thunder (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Near Miss (With: Brett Battles) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Smolder (By: Brett Battles) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Holly Barker Books

Publication Order of Ed Eagle Books

Publication Order of Herbie Fisher Books

(with Parnell Hall)

Barely Legal (With: Parnell Hall) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Rick Barron Books

The Prince of Beverly Hills (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beverly Hills Dead (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Teddy Fay Books

Smooth Operator (With: Parnell Hall) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Money Shot (With: Parnell Hall) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Skin Game (With: Parnell Hall) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bombshell (With: Parnell Hall) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jackpot (With: Bryon Quertermous) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Obsession (With: Brett Battles) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Golden Hour (With: Brett Battles) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Will Lee Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Blue Water, Green Skipper (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A romantic's guide to the country inns of Britain and Ireland (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
An Extravagant Life (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Barrington Universe Books

Chiefs (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Run Before the Wind (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Deep Lie (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
White Cargo (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Grass Roots (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
New York Dead (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Santa Fe Rules (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Choke (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Run (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dirt (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dead in the Water (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Swimming to Catalina (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Orchid Beach (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Worst Fears Realized (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L.A. Dead (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cold Paradise (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Orchid Blues (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Short Forever (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blood Orchid (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Capital Crimes (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dirty Work (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Reckless Abandon (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Two Dollar Bill (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Prince of Beverly Hills (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Iron Orchid (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Short Straw (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dark Harbor (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fresh Disasters (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shoot Him If He Runs (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beverly Hills Dead (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Santa Fe Dead (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hot Mahogany (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mounting Fears (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Loitering with Intent (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hothouse Orchid (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kisser (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lucid Intervals (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Santa Fe Edge (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Strategic Moves (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bel-Air Dead (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Son of Stone (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
D.C. Dead (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Unnatural Acts (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Severe Clear (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Collateral Damage (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Unintended Consequences (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Doing Hard Time (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Standup Guy (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Carnal Curiosity (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cut and Thrust (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Paris Match (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Insatiable Appetites (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hot Pursuit (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Naked Greed (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Foreign Affairs (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Scandalous Behavior (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Family Jewels (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dishonorable Intentions (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Smooth Operator (With: Parnell Hall) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sex, Lies & Serious Money (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Below the Belt (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fast and Loose (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Indecent Exposure (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Barely Legal (With: Parnell Hall) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Quick & Dirty (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Unbound (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Money Shot (With: Parnell Hall) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shoot First (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Turbulence (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Desperate Measures (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Delicate Touch (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wild Card (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Skin Game (With: Parnell Hall) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Contraband (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stealth (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Treason (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hit List (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bombshell (With: Parnell Hall) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Choppy Water (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shakeup (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hush-Hush (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Double Jeopardy (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jackpot (With: Bryon Quertermous) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Class Act (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Foul Play (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Criminal Mischief (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Safe House (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Black Dog (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Distant Thunder (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Near Miss (With: Brett Battles) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Obsession (With: Brett Battles) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
This is a list of all the Stuart Woods novels that take place within the same universe.If reading chronologically, The Prince of Beverly Hills is #1, Beverly Hills Dead is #2 then it follows this list.

If You Like Stuart Woods Books, You’ll Love…

Stuart Woods Synopsis: Under the Lake is a standalone novel by Stuart Woods. A lake that was built at a terrible cost by an obsessed man can be found in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. This tranquil body of water has brought prosperity to a remote community. Along with it, two strangers have joined the isolated locals to investigate crimes against nature committed by previous generations that cannot be hidden beneath the water’s surface.

John Howell, a renowned investigative journalist, fled a once-promising personal and professional life and arrives in this remote town on the run. He discovers a mystery that is so intricate, complex, and bizarre that he is unable to focus on the book he has come to write.

His involvement in a subtly but resolute struggle against an outcast, ravaged by its origins, against the autocratic town father and the local sheriff marks the beginning of the story. Howell is further enticed by his relationships with two women: a young, ambitious reporter looking for corruption and a reserved, backwoods beauty who has been shunned by the outside world due to a family secret that has been poorly kept. Then, without warning, a young girl from another world comes to Howell’s humble cabin, turning it into a spectral theater showing bizarre and terrifying images of a horrible event that happened long ago.

White Cargo is a standalone novel by Stuart Woods. Cat Catledge is a content person. At fifty, he is a self-made multimillionaire with a beautiful teenage daughter and a loving wife. He is also taking his family on the ultimate dream sabbatical after years of hard work: a two-year trip to the South Pacific aboard his custom-built 43-foot yacht through the Panama Canal. He makes it to Colombia.

Cat’s bliss and the love he has for his family are forever shattered by an unanticipated, brutal, and tragically tragic event off the cocaine-drenched shores of that nation, leaving Cat devastated. He is a broken man when he returns home alone, consumed by terrible guilt. Both the Colombian authorities and the U.S. State Department conduct ineffective investigations.

Then, late at night, Cat is awoken by the phone when, over the loud static, a single, electrifying word is spoken by an achingly familiar voice.

Cat returns to South America in a desperate search for the daughter he cannot bring himself to believe is dead, motivated by a mixture of hope and despair. Cat follows a trail of blood and graft, white powder and white slavery, with the assistance of an Australian ex-convict, a pretty television journalist, and a man he only knows as “Jim.” Along the way, he discovers in himself an unsuspected capacity for ruthlessness and cunning, as well as – even more surprising – a rekindled capacity for love.

Order of Books » Authors » Order of Stuart Woods Books

17 Responses to “Order of Stuart Woods Books”

  1. Dan Makgow Smith: 6 years ago

    My favorite writer for the past several years. He had me at Key West, one of my favorite vacation places; other than Cuba that is.

    Reply

    • Bearsden: 2 years ago

      Is there any plan to have another author take over the Stone Barrington series, similar to what was done with the Mitch Rapp series?

      Reply

  2. Michelle Koch: 7 years ago

    I email Stuart Woods to tell him how much I enjoyed his books and got a nice response.

    Reply

  3. Unindoctrinated: 7 years ago

    Does anyone know of an ordered list of all of Mr. Woods’ books that have overlapping characters? It’s phenomenally annoying to start a series only to find you are inserted in the chronological middle of another.

    Reply

    • Teddy Fay: 6 years ago

      if you read each book in the ‘list of all books above’, in chronological order, as they appear, you may jump from series to series following this order, but you will never miss any appearance by any character or plot.

      Reply

      • Unindoctrinated: 6 years ago

        That would be useful advice if the chronology shown included a date a little more specific than just the year or I was referring to an author who didn’t publish several books per year.

        Reply

    • Robin: 6 years ago

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuart_Woods has a nice list that includes which character makes an apparence. Not sure if that is what you are looking for or not. You might have to date the books yourself, meaning you would need to look up each book to find its publication date

      Reply

  4. Evelyn Varney Billiter: 9 years ago

    I may have missed one or two of Woods books, but he is one of my favorites. Waiting to read the latest.

    Reply

  5. Paul: 9 years ago

    I started only three yrs ago and got hooked ! Retired American Living in the Philippines and am having them shipped here. lol 28 Stone Barrington and 7 others ! so far !

    Reply

  6. Pilgrim: 9 years ago

    What happened to the 7 pound, one ounce ” daughter” Arrington gave birth to at the end of “Swimming To Catalina”?

    Reply

    • Paula: 9 years ago

      I caught that too! In the next book the daughter became a son.. Still love the books even with the slip up!

      Reply

    • ddc4289: 8 years ago

      It was a boy, Peter

      Reply

  7. Barb Seilheimer: 10 years ago

    Hooked on his books!

    Reply

    • LumberJock: 9 years ago

      Hell YES!!!!!!!!!

      Reply

    • Realjb13: 9 years ago

      It wod be cool if he gave Dino his own series

      Reply

      • Coach B25: 4 years ago

        i asked Woods that many years ago and he said Dino would never get his own series. Im LOVING Teddy Faye though

        Reply

    • ddc4289: 7 years ago

      I’ve read them all except for “Blue Water, Green Skipper”, and the one about the Irish Inns which is hard to find. Can’t get enough of Stone Barrington.

      Reply

Leave a Reply